Buddy Class Big Balls

Black Day




Disco!

Earthquake Safe Structures

1.45 pm: We are currently using pasta and marshmallows to create structures. We are then going to test them in out 'jelly earthquake'. The winner will be the tallest structure that's still standing. Check back here for updates!

2.30 pm: And the winner is.........
Ruby and Abbie!

We have learned that triangle bases are stronger than square bases. We now understand why houses have cross bars in their foundations. 

What a messy but fun project!

Soccer

Basketball

Yesterday we had our first basketball lessons with Coach Miles. He will be here to teach us new skills on a Tuesday.

New App

We have been learning how to use a new app on the iPads. Today we were just having a play to see learn how to use it. The boys created a dino battle. We think it is pretty cool.

Black Day


Maui and the Sun

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Senior Wheels Day Highlights


Thursday Morning Fun

At the marae, we had a go on stilts. Mrs Simpson has arranged for us to have some at school. This morning we had a great laugh giving them a go!
         

Wheels and Spider Day


Assembly



Image result for see you there clipartRoom 4 are hosting assembly this week. Come and see what great things we have been up to so far this term. Remember assembly starts promptly at 2.30 on Friday.

Te Reo Kori

This week we have split into boys and girls to work on learning poi and haka. We have had such a good time learning these traditional art forms.

Waiaita

Ka Mau te Wehi

Ka mau te wehi
He toki koe
Kei runga noa atu koutou
Parahutihuti ana te haere
Ki wīwī, ki wāwā

Anei rā ētahi kīwaha
Hei whakanui i te tangata
Whakamaua kia ita
Taputapu rawa kē
Taputapu rawa kē

Meinga meinga!

Marae Visit

Today we had our trip to the marae. When we arrived we had a powhiri (ceremony of welcome) where we sang, gave speeches, laid a koha and gave hongi's. We had an awesome trip to the marae.

Thank's for having us Taumata O Te Ra!!

Wheels and Spider Day!


Crazy Day

Today is Crazy Day! Thanks Student Council! What an awesome way to end the term!

Rippa Rugby

Man we had a great time at Rippa Rugby yesterday! Thanks for everyone's support!

Friday Funday

We had a great afternoon playing with our friends in Room 3!

Sprints

On Friday we had some sprint races. Conditions were not perfect but we managed in the end. Even though it was wet, everyone tried their hardest and we had some good races. First up was the athletics champs 100m final. Tommy won for the boys and Hannah won for the girls. Next was the non-competitive sprint races. The juniors had their races first then it was the seniors. After those races there were the house relays. In the juniors Kauri came first, Totara came second, Rimu came third and Matai came fourth. For the seniors, Kauri came first, Rimu came second, Totara came third and Matai came fourth. I think the athletics was a fun and eventful day and I hope everyone enjoyed it!
 - Jock


Buddy Reading



Today we met Room 7 and 8 in the library after lunch. We decided it would be nice to do some impromptu buddy reading together. What a wonderful way to spend a miserable afternoon - reading with our friends!

Crazy Day - Thursday 13th April


Mathletics

Caleb got our first GOLD CERTIFICATE for 2017! This shows great dedication to Mathletics! Well done Caleb!

Working Together

This week, these boys have been writing a scientific report on the food web. We have followed a structure and made sure we included all of the information that we needed. Our writing is very technical and explains some complex relationships. Here we are helping each other in the editing and proof reading part of the writing process.

Halcombe vs Mt Biggs

Today at lunchtime we had a friendly game of Rippa Rugby with My Biggs. This has been a great opportunity for us to put some of the skills we learned last week into a real game!

Thanks for coming to play us Mt Biggs! It was a great game!

ERP Links



Below are the links to help you complete your ERPs. Remember it is due on the 10th April!

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Learning

This is what learning looks like in Room 4!

High Jump


Vertebrates

We have been looking at classifying vertebrates. Last week we made a classification key to help us work out what animals belong to which group.
Here is the classification key: